Twitter can't get over how good England's defence was as they crushed Australia


England's heroic defence propelled them to a maiden series success Down Under as Australia were crushed 23-7 at AAMI Stadium.

The rivals fought each other to a standstill in an ugly but captivating second Test from which the Grand Slam champions emerged emphatic winners despite spending most of the second half halting waves of attacks from the Wallabies.

The commitment was epitomised by former captain Chris Robshaw, who celebrated his 50th cap with a man-of-the-match performance.

Captain Dylan Hartley, who became England's most capped hooker, crossed in the first half before Owen Farrell added the decisive try with six minutes remaining.

The outstanding Farrell also kicked three penalties and two conversions, but this was a victory founded on the spirit that was evident during stirring rearguard action as Australia probed the whitewash.

Twitter was seriously impressed by captain Hartley in particular.

But really, everyone's just chuffed by England's performance in general.

This results means England now climb to second in the world rankings on the strength of their victory in Melbourne and now head to Sydney in pursuit of a 3-0 series whitewash.

Nice work England.